Adult Courses

Preparing To Work In School Level 1 Award Adult (Day)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Ardleigh Green Campus
  • Qualification

    Adult Courses
  • Subject

    Early Years
  • Schedule

    Timetable Dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 19 years old.


To study this course, students must be at least 16 years old. It is a knowledge-only qualification and therefore students do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements.

You can expect to study:

  • Understanding schools as organisations
  • Understanding how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
  • Understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults

The Preparing To Work In Schools Level 1 Award is a qualification which prepares students for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and the development of a child or young person.

  • Assessment Criteria

    This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

Further Information

This qualification is aimed at a range of students who are thinking of working in a school setting, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language. Successful students might be able to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

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